Showing posts with label Loose Gown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Loose Gown. Show all posts

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

IRCC 2 - Nearing the finish line with the loose gown

After cutting, trimming and hemming the 14 tabs for my shoulders I sorted them by width and separated them into two similar stacks of 7 tabs each. I decided to layer them so I made two off-set stacked strips, three-on-four, and pinned them together.

After setting them into the armeye and then setting in the sleeve I have this:

Rather nice, I think. :)

I may decide to attach some of the tabs together near the tips to control the shape they make but I want to give them a bit of time to find their own way. Now on to sewing in the other side!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

IRCC 2 - Shoulder tabs are on the way

I've cut shoulder tabs from the leftover strip from the original button placket and pocket flaps of the coat, 14 in all, and am now working on the gold braid.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

IRCC 2 - Inching closer...

The first row of gold trim is all stitched down and together, the second row is down, and the sleeves are pinned in place. I guess I'll have to figure out the shoulder trim any moment now...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

IRCC 2 - I'm getting close...

No, really!

I attached the collar to the loose gown and I'm about 1/2 done stitching the fur together at the neck. I've also got the first 2 rows of gold braid pinned in place on the collar--all ready to sew--and the sleeves pined into the armseyes. That part is giving me a bit of trouble. I'm taking out one of the sleeves and repinning it until it hangs the same as the other one. I have a feeling it will take several tries but I know it will be worth the effort when they both *behave properly* when I wear the gown. Once I have the angles of the sleeves correct I'll be sewing in the underpart of the sleeves and then...(cue scary music)...making (up) the shoulder treatments.

I have a tiny little pile of fabric left from which to make something decorative for the shoulders. Well, that little pile and a lot of gold braid. Hmmm....

I'm also considering taking the second band of gold braid and doing something decorative with it as it rounds the collar and reaches the center back...

Also hmmmmm....

In the meantime, perhaps you would like to see a picture of my pile of scraps? Um, I mean my shoulder treatment in progress?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

IRCC II - Tasty Nibble #7

After one false start and a bit of experimentation I've gotten the fur lining finished on the left front of my loose gown.

I'm using the selvedge along the front opening, whip stitching it on, and then running several rows of stitching to catch the lining to the face fabric so the (very slippery) fur will stay in place. I also stitched the lining to the fabric along the gold trim on the hem. And then I turned the fur and stitched it to the lower edge too.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

IRCC II - The Question of the Moment


As you can see, I've started working on the trim. I'm tilting the inner loops in groups of four and I think the new interaction and rhythmic spacing does just what I wanted in terms of unifying the two small band of trim into a single unit. And it also looks much less modern to my eyes

Both good things!

The question of the moment is, 'Should I go further?'

I could do so many things...tilting the outside loops also, stitching an additional pattern where the four loops meet, pearling or jeweling the trim at the intersections, or in the spaces I've created...

I've yet to commence the work on the frogs and buttons with which to close this puppy so I don't want to go crazy but as we know I'm a 'More is more!' kind of girl...

What do you think?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

IRCC II -Tasty Nibble 1

The first row of gold trim going onto the front opening of my loose gown